Lot 53: NORMAN ROCKWELL | Oh Boy (Soldier Reunited with Family)
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: oil on canvas
Oil on canvas, canvas is lined. Surface: In generally good condition aside from surface dirt, stretcher marks, and surface dirt. UNDER UV: Scattered areas of inpainting, predominantly in the background and signs of pentimento around the soldier's true right elbow. The figures are mostly clean, though there is a 2 inch area of inpainting on the grandmothers blouse/grandfather's shoulder, scattered dots and dashes on the boy and grandfather, and a few other small dots on the other figures.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Dimensions: 27 by 24 inches
Literary Digest, February 8, 1919, illustrated on the cover
Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue, Vol. I, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1986, no. C126, p. 49, illustrated p. 48
Medium: oil on canvas